Utah has become a leading domicile for captives on the back of technical innovation and affordability. Travis Wegkamp, captive director, Utah Insurance Department, outlines what has been achieved so far— and the opportunities that lie ahead.
On May 18, 2018, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster signed into law H. 4675, a package of amendments to the domicile’s captives legislation, which was first enacted in 2000. Jay Branum, director of captives in the South Carolina Department of Insurance, explains the background and the effects to US Captive.
Don’t heed the ‘Chicken Littles’: the outcomes of recent court cases should not hurt the legitimate wing of risk pools, says Nate Reznicek of CIC Services.
A regulatory enforcement action has raised the spectre of how and whether captives may be subject to unexpected premium tax liabilities in states outside their domicile. Joseph Holahan of law firm Morris, Manning & Martin explores the issue.
The captives world is processing the implications of two high-profile court cases involving captives. Here, John Talley, captive program manager in the Missouri Department of Insurance, gives his perspective on what the cases mean for regulators.
There are several key areas that captive owners and international regulators might wish to consider in the pursuit of optimising an insured’s risk finance strategy, as Stuart King of SRS Europe and Derick White of Strategic Risk Solutions explain.
The US Department of Labor’s final rules for association health plans are well intended but fall short on delivery, says Phillip Giles of QBE North America.
The OECD’s latest proposed changes to international tax law take aim at multinational enterprises and intra-group transactions. But what do they mean for the industry? JLT Insurance Management’s Kiki Oyemhen and Alexandra Gedge break it down.
A risk-reward model, strong risk management and member engagement are all key to the success of a medical stop loss group captive, as Joe Parrilli and Jim Merkel of Captive Resources explain to US Captive.
Although agency captives are by no means new, the encouragement of US domestic domiciles through new legislation in recent years has brought them into greater focus as agents realise the potential to become a stronger player in the market. US Captive has the details.